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Poster: mattwj2005 Date: Sep 19, 2010 7:48am
Forum: texts Subject: Is this public domain?

Hi guys,

Is this public domain?

Gur Shabad Ratanakar Mahan Kosh

http://www.ik13.net/PDFS/Mahan_Kosh.pdf

The website that links to that PDF is:

http://www.ik13.com/online_library.html

The language I guess is the Punjabi language.

I really appreciate your guys help.

Regards,

Matt

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Sep 19, 2010 12:01pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Is this public domain?

The website says of the document "Even after a century of its compilation" so it must be very old .. my sense is if you wanted to extract text from the document your probably safe. But if you want to re-distribute the document as a whole piece, I don't know, because there may new additions that makes the document as a whole copyright, similar to how a Penguin Classic book as a whole is copyright, even though the main text is not.